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UMAP 2016 Opening Ceremony

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Julita Vassileva (conference chair)
Lora Aroyo, Sidney D'Mello (PC chairs)
http://umap2016.org

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UMAP 2016 Opening Ceremony

  1. 1. Welcome! NEW in UMAP this year: - Move across the Atlantic (after 3 years in Europe) - Move to ACM as a sponsor (after 22 years UM Inc) - Move to ACM as a publisher (after 15 years with Springer) - New presentation model – short talks & posters
  2. 2. Review Process & Stats • 123 submissions, each with 3 or even 4 reviews • 21 long papers (23.9% acceptance rate) • 13 short papers (27.6% acceptance rate) • 17 extended abstracts for poster presentation • posters, demos, and late breaking results showcase the wide spectrum of novel ideas and latest results in user modeling, adaptation and personalization
  3. 3. 14% 17% 17% 19% 33% submissions Adaptive, Intelligent, & Multimodal User Interfaces Architectures, techniques & methodologies for UMAP Personalization in the Social Web & Crowdsourcing Era Adaptive & Personalized Educational Systems User Modelling for Recommender Systems 9% 12% 20% 23% 36% accepted
  4. 4. country authors submitted accepted PC members United States 73 21,32 14,27 24 Italy 48 14,3 4,92 17 France 27 9,98 3,33 2 Australia 22 4,8 2 9 Canada 22 8,34 3,81 9 Ireland 17 8 4 7 United Kingdom 17 5,85 1,63 19 Austria 15 3,25 1,25 6 Netherlands 13 3,25 3,25 10 Brazil 11 3 1 0 Tunisia 11 5 0 0 Germany 10 4,37 3,17 13 Israel 10 3,44 1 2 Turkey 10 2,01 0,13 0 Norway 9 3,42 0,42 0 Japan 8 3 2 2 Slovakia 7 2 0 1 Submissions
  5. 5. country authors submitte d accepted PC member s Denmark 0 0 0 2 New Zealand 0 0 0 3 Philippines 0 0 0 1 Sweden 0 0 0 2 Switzerland 0 0 0 2 Submissions
  6. 6. 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 UnitedStates Italy France Australia Canada Ireland UnitedKingdom Austria Netherlands Brazil Tunisia Germany Israel Turkey Norway Japan Slovakia Cyprus Malaysia China Finland Pakistan Belgium Iran,Islamic… Singapore Spain VietNam HongKong Peru Qatar Argentina Azerbaijan Chile Greece Luxembourg Nigeria SaudiArabia Denmark NewZealand Philippines Sweden Switzerland PC members accepted submitted authors
  7. 7. Program Committee & Reviewers • 132 PC members • 49 sub-reviewers • Track Chairs coordinated the reviews & recommendations to PC Chairs • at least 3 reviews per submission • 95% of the submissions received 4 reviews • meta-reviews leading researchers of user modeling & adaptive hypermedia communities
  8. 8. Track Chairs User Modelling for Recommender Systems • Alexander Felfernig & Pasquale Lops Adaptive & Personalized Educational Systems • Antonija Mitrovic & Kalina Yacef Personalization in the Social Web & Crowdsourcing Era • Alessandro Bozzon & Harith Alani
  9. 9. Track Chairs Adaptive, Intelligent, & Multimodal User Interfaces • Hatice Gunes & Julien Epps Architectures, Techniques & Methodologies for UMAP • Mihaela Cocea & Stephan Weibelzahl
  10. 10. Origin of Participants Europe USA Canada Asia South America Australia Advance / Regular Registrations Advance Regular Full / Main Conference Full Conf. Main Conf Membership ACM non-ACM
  11. 11. 31 11 2 1 3 2 4 21 2 2 67 128 Participants
  12. 12. 9 8 8 9 3 9 6 1 1 1 4 2 2 1 1 2 1
  13. 13. Comparison with previous UMAPs UMAP 2014 Aalborg - 138 Non students Students UMAP 2015 Dublin - 125 Non students Students UMAP 2016 Halifax - 128 Non students Students
  14. 14. REGISTRANTS Students Student Funding funded
  15. 15. Thanks to our sponsors: Platinum
  16. 16. Organization • James Blustein & Eelco Herder – brothers in arms (in chairs)… • Lora Aroyo & Sidney D’Mello – PC Chairs • Federica Cena & Jie Zhang – Workshop Chairs • Maria Bielikova & Vania Dimitrova – Doctoral Consortium Chairs • Michel Desmarais & Darina Dicheva – Poster, Demo and LBR Track Chairs
  17. 17. Big thanks also to • Cristina Gena, Vania Dimitrova, Sidney D’Mello, Bamshad Mobasher – Student Funding • Christoph Trattner - Publicity; Eelco Herder – Website design, Emmanuel Kaku – web help • Peter Brusilovsky, Paul De Bra and Alfred Kobsa – invaluable advice • Courtney Larkin, Angie Bolivar, Anne Publicover – local wizzards • Lisa Tolles, Ashley Cozzi, Farrah Khan, Diana Brantuas, Maritza Nichols – ACM contacts • Simon Harper (SIG-WEB) and Aaron Quigley (SIG-CHI) liaisons • Peter Dolog, Owen Conlan – statistics from previous UMAP conferences

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